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July 30, 2008 > Scholarships awarded to Fremont students

Scholarships awarded to Fremont students

Submitted By Susan Bristow

Palpung Lungtok Choeling in San Jose awarded $1,000.00 scholarships to 12 Bay Area students on Saturday 7/19/08. The students, 2008 high school graduates, were judged on their essays outlining how they will give back to society through community service. Other criteria included having been accepted at a 4 year university and to be financially disadvantaged.

The students are: Evelyn Chan, Independence High School; Jennifer Tran, Silver Creek High School; Chelsea Harris, American High School, Fremont; Jerry Lin, John F. Kennedy High School, Fremont; Jigna Patel, Washington High School, Fremont; Hamza Fakhri, Burlingame High School; Esther Zeng, Becky Chen, Allen Chu, Su Ping Mai and Jonathan Yeo, George Washington High School, San Francisco and Shao Jun Huang, International Studies Academy, San Francisco.

Palpung Lungtok Choeling is a Buddhist organization established in San Jose in 2000. It is a branch of Palpung Sherab Ling the monastic seat of the 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche in Northern India.

The Palpung organization believes that education is the cornerstone of our future and that young people are key elements for a better world. Therefore, the organization offered these scholarships to college bound students to give them an opportunity to succeed and become role models for other young people.

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Susan Bristow

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